The future of backing-up data is in the Cloud. There are already many reasons why more organisations are looking to move their workloads by storing them offsite, and we can expect to see further advancements in cloud-based backup solutions that will make them even more efficient, secure, and cost-effective. Here are some of the trends and developments that we can expect to see in the future:
- Increased use of artificial intelligence (AI)
The use of AI is already transforming the backup and recovery processes. AI can automate many of the routine tasks involved in backup and recovery, such as automated test recoveries, improved efficiency and recovery times, and reducing the risk of errors. In the future, we can expect to see AI used more extensively in cloud backup solutions, allowing for faster, more accurate backups and data restores.
- Improved cybersecurity
As cyber threats continue to evolve and become more sophisticated, the cloud backup solutions are being constantly developed to stay ahead of the curve by offering the latest and most advanced cybersecurity features. Such as,
- Real-time threat detection and response, and
- Advanced encryption techniques to protect data both in transit and at rest.
At ADAM Continuity we provide BaaS and DRaaS solutions utilising the market leader, Veeam, and their latest release, V12, embodies these improvements – it now has enhanced detection & encryption features, plus the introduction of Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) to further secure data access.
- Greater integration with other technologies
Cloud backup solutions are likely to become more tightly integrated with other technologies, such as cloud storage, file sharing, and collaboration tools. This will make it easier for businesses and individuals to manage their data in a seamless and efficient way, without the need for multiple tools and platforms. This is something that ADAM Continuity will provide utilising our integrated CiCloud platform (as part of a Multi-Cloud architecture) that delivers a multi-tenanted public cloud and integrated BaaS & DRaaS solutions.
- More personalised solutions
The ability to backup data into a cloud platform allows flexibility and greater choices about what and where your data is stored to allow the best value solution, and importantly, be able to securely recover your data when required. It also allows the ability to deliver a more personalised solution for specific industries and user cases. At ADAM Continuity our backup and recovery solutions can be tailored to meet the needs of, for example, healthcare providers, financial institutions, and other businesses that have specific data privacy and security requirements. We are highly accredited and are present on most Frameworks, which means we are easy to engage with and can provide solutions to meet all regulatory stipulations.
- Greater focus on data analytics
Data volumes continue to exponentially grow, and the inherent value of it also needs to be unlocked. Backup and recovery solutions are key to this process and are becoming far more advanced at being able to present the data, and allow it to be easily managed and analysed. A cloud solution can assist this capability by providing the ability to burst into temporary infrastructure, data mine/analyse the information, and then clear-down the systems to minimise time and expenditure. Therefore a cloud backup solution will be a very important enabler to an organisation’s future strategic decision-making processes.
To conclude, backing-up your data into the cloud will become an essential part of your future IT strategy, as it will provide a more efficient, secure, and personalised experience than the current on-premise options. It will also offer an organisation more flexibility in how they are able to manage and analyse this data which in turn will maximise future potential.
Speak to ADAM Continuity and hear about our expertise in all things Cloud Backup and Resilience and how, with our CiCloud, we can provide a solution that can give you that competitive edge.